We all know that Bruce Lee was ahead of his times to a point that he is considered as the forerunner of “total fight” thanks to his work of combining aspects to adapt it to all distances. His notes include annotations and drawings on the art of immobilizing, which proves the stress placed on knowing how to manage this aspect.
The founder of JKD was a zealous investigator of ground fighting. He brought in aspect that were innovative for those times in the USA. However, ground fighting has evolved very much since then and the techniques used today are, in general terms, more developed than those in use in the 60s. a JKD man must be constantly studying, bettering himself as a fighter by studying combat in all its width.
The principles of JKD are simple, direct and offer a guarantee of maximum effectiveness. Thorough this chapter, the reader will ascertain that such principle are still alive. Firstly, the most direct and simple ways to avoid being taken to the ground should be looked into. Then, if the opponent managed to overcome us and succeeded in his purpose, seizing us on the ground, we should study how to handle a situation where our mobility is reduced. Like the founder used to say, we should embrace a total structure instead of a partial one.
By studying submission is how we can avoid them to be used against us… Ground fighting is a world in itself every student genuinely interested in combat should not neglect.
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